AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photo by Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring their critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media movement theater works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local artists and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. In performance AirDance New Mexico seeks to entertain, while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico launched in 2011 to the delight of New Mexicans of all ages. AirDance New Mexico offers classes and workshops at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photo by Jeff Hartzer

FALL 2014 AIRDANCE NEW MEXICO PERFORMANCES
Coming to an ArtSpace near you!

OTHER WORLDS
Friday-Saturday, November 7-8, 2014, 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

Special preview show, Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace
Featuring dancing down on the ground, up in the air, live music, and more!
More information coming soon ...

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FLY BY NIGHT CABARET
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace
Join us for a hot time in the cold town that night!
Check back for updates.

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Scroll down for information on our aerial arts classes.

Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

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Our Autumn 2014 session starts September 3rd and runs through November 25th with a 2-week break October 29-November 11 for our OTHER WORLDS show November 7-9, 2014 at the ArtSpace! (Special workouts with the Company will be offered in December.)

AIRDANCE NEW MEXICO FALL SESSION, SEPTEMBER 3-NOVEMBER 25, 2014
(no classes October 29-November 11)

AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Adults and older Teens*
Mondays, 6-7 pm, starting September 8th (no classes November 3rd and 10th)
Instruction on trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), silks (aerial fabric)
Open to all experience leves; drop-ins welcome

Aerial Fabric Lab for Adults and older Teens*
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, starting September 3rd (no classes October 29th and November 5th)
An ongoing class concentrating on skill building and strengthening specific to silks
Students need not have previous experience with aerial fabric; regular participation encouraged

*No registration required. Inquire about suitability for minors. A liability waiver must by signed for each participant. To purchase class cards in advance and to view our cancellation and refund policy, please see registration page here.

$15/single class; $65 for 5-class card; $120 for 10-class card
Class cards are not restricted to a particular adult class
during the fall session and may be shared.

For the youngsters, we have ...

Mixed-Aerial Classes for Children and Adolescents (ages 8-14)
Saturdays, 1:30-2:45 pm, starting September 6th (no classes November 1st and 8th)
Instruction in trapezes, lyras (aerial hoops), and aerial fabric
$65 for 5 classes; $120 for all 10 classes (This class not available on drop-in basis. Regular attendance highly encouraged.)
Registration required. Click here for registration information and to prepay via PayPal.

Junior Company starts September 6th!

Junior Company Training Sessions†
For experienced adolescent and teen students of AirDance New Mexico interested in creating an original performance.
Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons. Ongoing commitment required. Payment plans available. Click here for PayPal, etc.

†Registration required for classes and trainings for minors. Junior company training restricted to experienced aerial students whose participation is approved by teaching staff. Contact us for more information.

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What should I wear to AirDance classes?
The aerial arts present clothing limitations. We recommend flexible, body-hugging clothing that will stay in place when hanging upside down. Clothing should have NO hard fasteners or decorations (zippers, snaps, rhinestones, etc.). Torso should be fully covered. Good to have thighs and knees covered for trapeze and lyra (hoop), although not essential. Long or capri leggings recommended for fabric (silks). Supportive undergarments are strongly recommended for males, especially for working on the silks. We ask that you remove all jewelry, especially for fabric, and secure long hair away from your face. Please have fingernails and toenails neatly trimmed for fabric work. (Wow, those silks are really demanding!)

Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

 

AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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AirDance N.M. recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more!

AirDance New Mexico enjoys the thin air up there in Albuquerque!

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot!

 

Josh Burgess and Morgan Harris,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo by Jeff Hartzer

 

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Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico

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Just a little of our day-old press ...

Feature story about show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling" (2/2/12)

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal (12/30/2012)

Website design and hosting donated by Aquila Arts LLC.

AirDance New Mexico recommends C and H Productions for all your video production needs. Excellent service! Fabulous result!

For local dance clothing and dance shoes, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

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Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal

 

 

AirDance New Mexico (the old incarnation) on You Tube

 

About AirDance New Mexico and Artistic Director Debra Landau

"Landau is one of those rare artists who can combine voice quality and dance in a mutually enhancing harmony. Affinities, done to a rich and moving text by Jeff Hartzer, demonstrated her ability to fulfill verbal images with movement sub-text."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau [is] Apollonian grace."

John Gwynn, The New Mexican

"Shaman's Death, an air dance on a trapeze, allows the dancer/choreographer freedom to explore air itself as a metaphor . . . and evoked images of transformation. [The trapeze's] magical powers seemed to free the dancer to glide, soar and explore her body's placement in the world-space of the theater."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau was compelling in her sinister, sinuous role . . . Ikebana had a . . . soothing, meditative quality, with gentle movements that culminated in striking, sculptural poses."

Beth Bradley, The New Mexican

"Her wonderful expressiveness added . . . personality and depth to [the] monologue."

John Mandes, The Albuquerque Tribune

"Apparently used a single rope suspended from above the stage which divided into two strands midway down in space. The dancer rose serenely from the floor . . . and projected an almost supernatural presence."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"A dancer who adds a bit of the circus to her performance."

Dave Brown, KGGM/KRQE TV, Albuquerque

"In many ways Landau confronts the mental barriers that restrict physical movement."

Jennifer Gubrud, The Daily Lobo

 

 

 

AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has meeting spaces, including a foyer and a Green Room. It is accessible to all.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

 

airdance artspace

AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

photo ©2004 by Anthony Richardson

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